Rare Dolphin Rescued After Beaching Itself

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A large dolphin beached itself on Manhattan Beach yesterday, but happily was rescued and sent to SeaWorld San Diego for further care.

Rare Dolphin Rescued After Beaching Itself


The dolphin in question is a Risso's dolphin, which is much larger than other species of dolphin, leading some onlookers to think the beached animal was a whale.


Up-close encounters with Risso's dolphins are extremely rare, and relatively little is known about them, so the students and marine biologists who rescued this dolphin were particularly excited.

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jojo

glad its safe. now can someone stop Taiji from murdering them.

September 19 2013 at 1:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
southernbellejx

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY HE S SAFE BUT IT DOES BELONG IN THE SEA

September 19 2013 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stacie

Please watch the movie Earthlings at Earthlings.com Important move it watch for those who are intelligent!!!

September 19 2013 at 12:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lee Crowell

Sea World will treat and release the dolphin if it is able to resume it's life in the wild. I am thankful that there are places like Sea World who have experts that will be able to treat him/her. Releasing the dolphin back into the ocean before it has been treated would lead to certain death.

September 19 2013 at 12:27 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
denise

If you're concerned that Sea World is planning on keeping this dolphin, contact them, let them know how you feel. Again I seriously doubt this is their goal.

September 18 2013 at 11:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
denise

I have a feeling the time at Sea World will just be to make this poor guy well. I doubt very much they are planning on it being there permanently. Hoping this dolphin recovers and is released.

September 18 2013 at 11:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
flatlandwalker806

confused how is sending a rare animal to captivity beneficial to its survival

September 18 2013 at 9:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
pawsflchapter

Placing a beached mammal back into it's ecosystem without mitigation would result in subsequent beachings, and probably death. It has to be checked out, and probably given antibiotics prior to release.

September 18 2013 at 9:24 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
cenvalref

How is this a rescue sending it to SeaWorld. Where it needed to go is back into the ocean.

September 18 2013 at 8:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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great tragedy

im guessing it is too sick ; dumping it back in the cess pool ocean would kill it for sure

September 18 2013 at 8:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
craftlaw

please ...get him back to the sea and out of sea world.

September 18 2013 at 8:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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